WHO calls for more measles vaccination in Europe as large outbreaks persist

February 25, 2015 11:51 AM

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WHO calls for more measles vaccination in Europe as large outbreaks persist

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization in Europe called on Wednesday for measles vaccination campaigns to be stepped up across the region after recording 22,000 cases of the highly infectious disease since the start of 2014.

Saying she was "taken aback" by high case numbers, Zsuzsanna Jakab, the U.N. health agency's European director, said the 22,149 reported cases from seven countries threatened the region's goal of eliminating measles by the end of 2015.

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